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Steve Buri 2012 - 2015

Term of Office:
1/1/2012 to 12/31/2015

Time in Office:
Elected in 2007 and served as Deputy Mayor from 2008-2011. Re-elected to Council in 2011. Elected as Mayor 2014.

Occupation: Vice-President of a nonprofit public policy center.
Family: Wife - Angelica, Children - Caitlin and Joshua.
Hobbies: Sports, Camping, Travel.

Current Local, Regional, State Committees, Commissions, Boards, Activities: Council Economic and Community Development Committee; Eastside Transportation Partnership; Co-Founder and Board Member of Stewardship Partners, a nonprofit conservation organization.

Affiliations/Associations/Community Service: Former Hazelwood PTSA Member - Newcastle Community Development Committee Member Newcastle Chamber of Commerce Member - WSDOT Property Task Force, City of Newcastle (2003).

Other Notes: Graduated from Washington State University in 1994 with a double major in Political Science and Criminal Justice. Born and Raised in Colfax, Washington.

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Deputy Mayor

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John Drescher 2014 - 2017

Term of Office:
01/01/2014 to 12/31/2017

Time in Office:
Elected in November, 2013; Elected as Deputy Mayor in January, 2014.

Occupation: Executive Director, TechNet Northwest

Family: Married to Sally, a homemaker and social worker, and has three children.

Hobbies: Time with family, sports, running, music, history, travel and writing.

Current Local, Regional, State Committees, Commissions, Boards, Activities: Council Finance Committee; Sound Cities Public Issues Committee (alternate); Vice Chairman of the Board - Washington First Robotics.

Affiliations/Associations/Community Service: Newcastle Chamber of Commerce; Friends of the Newcastle Library; Basketball, Soccer and T-Ball Coach; Board Member, USO Northwest 2004-2010; Member and Elder of Bellevue Presbyterian Church; Homeowner's Association President for Wynfield Ridge 2006-2008; Served as Newcastle Planning Commissioner 2010-2013, and Chair of the Commission from August 2012 to December 2013.

Other Notes: John graduated from Dartmouth College in 1989 with a double major in History and German, and holds a Master's degree in Journalism from Northwestern's Medill School. Before assuming his current role at TechNet in 2005, John held senior positions in both public and private technology companies throughout the Puget Sound area.

John and his family have lived in Newcastle since 2005.

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Lisa Jensen 2012 - 2015
Term of Office:
1/1/2012 to 12/31/2015

Time in Office:
Elected in 2007 and in 2011. Deputy Mayor 2012-2013

Occupation: Website Design, Consulting and Technical Trainer.
Family: Married to John Jensen.
Hobbies: Traveling, Walking, Cycling, Tai Chi.

Current Local, Regional, State Committees, Commissions, Boards, Activities: Lake Washington Cedar River Watershed Forum (WRIA 8); Sound Cities Association Public Issues Committee.

Affiliations/Associations/Community Service: Appointed to Chair the UW Medicine/Valley Medical Center Board in July 2011; appointed to Harborview Medical Center Board of Trustees in 2008; Newcastle Chamber of Commerce Member, former board member and President; previous Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer.

Other Notes: Lisa has lived in Newcastle since 2000. Prior to starting her own business she spent 13 years working in the software industry and 5 years as an Industrial Engineer in the aerospace industry. Her experience includes human resources management, financial systems consulting, technical training, sales & marketing management.

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Carol Simpson 2012 - 2015

Term of Office:
1/1/2012 to 12/31/2015

Time in Office:
Elected in 2007. Re-elected in 2011.

Occupation: Retired Architect. Mother, homemaker, and community volunteer.

Family: Married to John Gordon; a commercial real estate appraiser. One son, Sam, a student at Hazen High School.

Hobbies: Family activities, traveling, scrapbooking, knitting.

Current Local, Regional, State Committees, Commissions, Boards, Activities: Council Salary and Benefits Committee; Council Economic and Community Development Committee; Metropolitan Solid Waste Management Advisory Committee (MSWAC); Renton Technical Foundation Board Secretary.

Affiliations/Associations/Community Service: Newcastle delegate to 2010 annual AWC meeting; Newcastle Chamber of Commerce member; Newcastle Trails member; Hazelwood PTSA member; YWCA Benefit Luncheon Committee member.

Other Notes: Carol is a 1973 graduate of the University of Washington with a Bachelors degree in Environmental Design. She also attended the University of Nevada and the University of Alaska. She was a member of the Seattle Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for over 25 years.

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Gordon Bisset 2012 - 2015
Term of Office:
1/1/2012 to 12/31/2015

Time in Office:
Elected in 2001 and served from 2002-2005. Elected in 2011.

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Rich Crispo 2014 - 2017
Term of office:
01/01/2014 to 12/31/2017

Time in office:
Elected in 2009 for 4 years. Mayor 2012-2013. Re-elected to Council in 2013.

Occupation: Retired Boeing Executive
Family: Wife Eleanor and 2 grown sons, Dominick and Anthony
Hobbies: Baseball, Golf, Weight Training, Exercise

Current Local, Regional, State Committees, Commissions, Boards, Activities: Council Salary and Benefits Committee; Council Economic and Community Development Committee.

Affiliations/Associations/Community Service: Newcastle Weed Warriors, Newcastle Trails, Director of Highlands Home Owners' Association

Other Notes:  Newcastle is a great City and I feel honored to represent our residents. Call me anytime with issues, concerns, questions, opinions, or other input.
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John Dulcich 2014 - 2017

Term of Office:
01/01/2014 to 12/31/2017

Time in Office:
Elected in 1994 for 20 months
Re-elected in 1995
Re-elected in 1999
Re-elected in 2003
Retired at end of 2007
Elected in 2009

Re-elected in 2013
Served as Mayor for 2 terms 2002-2005
Served as Mayor 2010-2011

Current Local, Regional, State Committees, Commissions, Boards, Activities: Council Finance Committee; Eastside Transportation Partnership.

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